Not a ton to report on from the studio this week. I am slowly chipping away at the pile of things that I posted about last week. Weaving the red, grey and black warp was fun. I really like the combination of colors and the pieces end up so cheerful.
Saturday we went to the University of Tennessee Gardens. Each year on Mother's Day weekend they open the gardens and have a sale with vendors. We've gone once before but it's been years. So we went this time with no expectations. DH bought some flame azaleas, native to our mountains to add to our hillside. Some pink, some orange. They are beautiful! Friday he went to another greenhouse and bought a couple more hostas. The huge, huge ones. The leaves are massive and beautiful. We certainly have the room to display them. So evenings this week, he'll be planting them. He's also trying to get rid of wisteria. Remember the pictures I posted the last few years of the blooms? Well, if you're not careful they just take over everything and they have. So this year he's attempting to gain ground against them. I'm not sure who'll win but they are spreading all over our yard, not just staying in the woods.
I didn't expect to find anything at the show but in wandering among the vendors, several of whom are Foothills Guild members, I came across some unusual hostas. These are miniatures. As in tiny hostas.
Each of them has a different name. You can see how small the plants are by the size of the tag next to them. I want to remember their names because they're really cute and if one of them doesn't come up next year I want to be able to replace it with another one. Just need to be sure to water all the plants out there. Wish the mosquitoes weren't as bad as they are right now....
This week I'm just going to keep weaving, sewing buttons on pieces, cutting, serging, assembling and maybe get to that inventorying that I need to do. Oh yeah, and this week the Tuesday Weavers are having dye day Thursday so Wednesday afternoon I'll probably go over there to help set up. That reminds me, I need to start winding skeins to dye.
Until next week, keep weaving!